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Christian mission takes place in a world with increasing interreligious tensions, including violence and persecution. Politics, economics, religion, ethnicity and other factors play a role in these tensions. Christians too are involved in such conflicts, sometimes as those who are persecuted and sometimes as those participating in violence. ‘Freedom of religion and belief’ is a core value in the UN Human Rights Declaration. At the same time it is a core biblical value. Obstacles to and attacks on freedom of belief are therefore a central concern for witnessing to Christ. The purpose of this volume on Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission is to bring to public attention a broad overview on the history, development and perspectives on the role of mission and freedom of belief and to reflect on these issues within a context of authentic witness in mission.
Regnum Books International
religious liberty, martyrdom, Constantine, case studies
Missions and World Christianity
Gravaas, Hans A., Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil, and Knud Jorgensen. 2015. "Freedom of Belief & Christian Mission." Volume 28. https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/re2010series/27